“… the Japanese government chose blue hydrogen a decade ago when renewables were expensive, and they are now locked into a plan that no longer makes sense”

In 2010 about one third of Japan's electricity came from nuclear power, and there were plans to build a lot more. But then the 2011 disaster hit, and all Japan's nuclear power plants were shut down. So, the Japanese government decided to build 22 new coal-fired power stations. The plants can be quite easily converted … Continue reading “… the Japanese government chose blue hydrogen a decade ago when renewables were expensive, and they are now locked into a plan that no longer makes sense”

We need to think about the wide range of ways to cut shipping emissions in the coming decade

One of the sectors doing the most damage is international shipping, the emissions of which are almost equivalent to those of an industrial country like Germany. Simon Bullock, PhD Candidate in Shipping and Climate Change at the University of Manchester provides 10 ways to reduce GHG emissions in an article on The Conversation website.   … Continue reading We need to think about the wide range of ways to cut shipping emissions in the coming decade

One German village prepares for climate-friendly future

While Germany mulls over better solutions for a climate-friendly future, one northern village has already made the transition. And its residents say the benefits are worth every penny. Gero Rueter of Deutsche Welle paid a visit to Sprakebüll.   Sprakebüll: A German village embraces a solar future "I am proud of Sprakebüll. It's great to … Continue reading One German village prepares for climate-friendly future

Blog from Jane Marsh: Will Clean Hydrogen Be Cost-Competitive by 2030?

As the eco-conscious movement expands, environmental scientists must access sustainable growth in the renewable energy industry. President Biden acknowledged the necessity for expansion and developed the Build Back Better plan. His plan allocates trillions of dollars to clean energy development and employment. A significant portion of research and production occurs in the solar power sector … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Will Clean Hydrogen Be Cost-Competitive by 2030?

We need to look at hydrogen optimisation, where, when and how best to deploy green hydrogen development, deployment and use

We are getting more and more news and information about hydrogen and where it fits in our carbon-neutral energy transition. Paul McCormack with Hydrogen Ireland writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine about how to address the identified obstacles.   Navigating the Obstacles to Green Hydrogen Deployment Green hydrogen will prove to be a key link … Continue reading We need to look at hydrogen optimisation, where, when and how best to deploy green hydrogen development, deployment and use

Daimler, the world’s largest maker of heavy trucks, aims to build hydrogen-fuel trucks

Electric cars get all the attention, but truckmakers are also under pressure to shift from fossil fuels to electricity. Jack Ewing discusses in an article on the New York Times website what Daimler is up to.   World’s Largest Long-Haul Truckmaker Sees Hydrogen-Fueled Future Carmakers have been promising to scrap the internal combustion engine, and … Continue reading Daimler, the world’s largest maker of heavy trucks, aims to build hydrogen-fuel trucks

Ignore hype over hydrogen heating, UK government told

Hydrogen power should be reserved for powering aircraft and large factories, say experts, dashing hopes gas industry could pivot to piping hydrogen into homes. Madeleine Cuff discusses latest developments in an article on the inews website.   End of the road for gas boilers? Researchers give thumbs down to hydrogen heating New research has poured … Continue reading Ignore hype over hydrogen heating, UK government told

Is hydrogen the silver bullet for reaching net zero emissions?

Tom Baxter, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aberdeen asks an important question in an article on The Conversation website: hydrogen presents a compelling case for its widespread use to support net zero. So, what’s not to like about it? With the UK coming out with its hydrogen strategy soon, Baxter … Continue reading Is hydrogen the silver bullet for reaching net zero emissions?

We need to be clear what role nuclear and hydrogen can play in our transition to being carbon neutral

Jonathon Porritt, the environmentalist and founder-director of Forum for the Future provides his comments on our energy transition in an article on the Guardian website. Big industry players pushing techno-fixes are ignoring the only realistic solution to the climate crisis: renewables.   Don't believe hydrogen and nuclear hype – they can’t get us to net … Continue reading We need to be clear what role nuclear and hydrogen can play in our transition to being carbon neutral

Green hydrogen – nobody seems to want to talk about water

Irina Slav writes on the Oilprice website about the water needed to produce green hydrogen. What are your views?   The Green Hydrogen Problem That No One Is Talking About Gigawatt upon gigawatt of green hydrogen capacity is being planned across Europe, Asia, and Australia. According to proponents of the technology, green hydrogen - the … Continue reading Green hydrogen – nobody seems to want to talk about water